Lois Leveen, PhD is a Kienle Scholar in Medical Humanities at Penn State College of Medicine. She recently led workshops or presented research at the International Conference on Physician Health, co-sponsored by the American Medical Association (AMA), British Medical Association (BMA), and the Canadian Medical Association (CMA); the Health Humanities Consortium Conference; the Northwest Narrative Medicine Collaborative; and the MedX Conference at Stanford.
Dr. Leveen is a novelist, poet, scholar, and teacher. She holds degrees from Harvard University, the University of Southern California, and UCLA. A former faculty member at UCLA and Reed College, she is a frequent guest speaker and workshop leader at museums, libraries, high schools, colleges and universities, and teacher training programs across North America. Her work in the public humanities focuses on how content and approaches from literary studies, history, the visual arts, and related fields can foster greater reflection for individuals and deeper bonds of community among practitioners, patients, and families. She has been published in/on The New York Times, the Atlantic, the Chicago Tribune, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Review of Books, the Huffington Post, NPR, and C-SPAN.
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